'Inspector Cetin Ikmen is a detective up there with Morse, Rebus and Wexford. Gripping and highly recommended' Time Out
The chilling psycho-mystery from the highly-acclaimed and award-winning author Barbara Nadel.
Convicted murderer and drug baron Yusuf Kaya has escaped from Istanbul prison. He appears to have had inside help. Ikmen is called to investigate Kaya's contacts in the city, while Inspector Suleyman heads to Kaya's home town of Mardin, a dangerous city in the south east of Turkey. As Ikmen delves deeper into Kaya's past, the body count continues to rise. It's not long before the two Inspectors are caught up in a terrifying web of arms and drug running, terrorism, blackmail and murder...
Praise for Barbara Nadel: 'The denouement is exciting...the atmosphere of a city under nightly bombardment is very well portrayed and I'm looking forward to the next book - Sunday Telegraph
Gripping and unusual detective story, vivid and poignant - Literary Review
Impeccable mystery plotting, exotic and atmospheric - Guardian
Intelligent and captivating - The Sunday Times